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Frog Friday – Bone Up on Frog Anatomy

American Bullfrog Skeleton (Lithobates catesbeianus)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Frog Friday – Torrential

Black-spotted Rock Frog (Staurois guttatus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about the Black-spotted Rock Frog here.


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Frog Friday – Black-and-Red Froghopper

Black-and-red Froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Frog Friday – Bilingual

Bird-voiced Treefrog (Hyla avivoca)Image from Wikimedia Commons Listen to the call of the Bird-voiced Treefrog


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Frog Friday – Take the Red Eye

Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)Image from Wikimedia Commons The frogs above are exhibiting a behavior called amplexus, in which a male amphibian grasps a female with his front legs as part of the mating process.


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Frog Friday – Ready For My Closeup

American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Frog Friday – The “Pobblebonk”

Eastern Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes dumerilii)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? This species of frog is also called the “pobblebonk” after its distinctive “bonk” call, which is likened to the sound of a banjo string being plucked. Listen to the … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Toad-ally!

Cane Toad (Rhinella marina)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? The cane toad is considered a pest in many of its introduced regions, particularly Australasia. Of particular concern with this invasive species is that its skin is toxic. Many native … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Callobatrachus

Drawing of Callobatrachus (Callobatrachus sanyanensis)Image from Wikimedia Commons This extinct species is important because, according to the scientists who discovered this fossil specimen, Callobatrachus “is a linkage between aquatic and terrestrial life forms, representing a great success in evolution.”


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Frog Friday – Black and Yellow

Bumblebee Poison Frog (Dendrobates leucomelas)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Frog Friday – Infinitesimal Anuran

Paedophryne amauensisImage from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this species here.


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Frog Friday – “My name is Gladiator.”

Rosenberg’s Treefrog (Hypsiboas rosenbergi)Image from Wikimedia Commons Rosenberg’s Treefrogs are also known as gladiator frogs. This is due to the fact that male frogs use large, dagger-like spines against each other in fierce wrestling matches. These matches sometimes result in … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Frog…fish?

New Guinean Frogfish (Antennatus dorehensis)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Frog Friday – “Fresh” Fossil Frog

Image from PLOS ONE  Read more here: Fossil Frog Still Looks Gooey After Over 34 Million Years


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Frog Friday – Shadowy Turbulent Anuran

Dusky Torrent Frog (Micrixalus fuscus)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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